In general, medications and vacuum pumps are the two most common aids for men suffering from symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Clearly, both methods affect the body differently, and many men often find they have a preference for one over the other. Here are a few key differences - and potential drawbacks - to these methods.
A vacuum erection device, or penile pump, is used by many men to help with ED. Vacuum erection devices work by forming a vacuum around the penis, drawing in blood, and quickly forming an erection after just a few minutes.
Continued use often results in a harder, long-lasting erection - a completely scientific process. Following the correct use of a vacuum pump, 90% of users experience restored sexual function.
Most drugs that help with ED work by blocking the PDE5 enzyme, which increases blood flow into the penis upon sexual arousal. These pills enhance the effects of nitric oxide, a substance that relaxes blood vessels and allows for better blood flow to the penis. This helps make it possible to get an erection.
These medications are typically the first line of defense for men dealing with symptoms of ED, and while many men show improvement in their symptoms, PDE5 inhibitors do have some potentially uncomfortable side effects. These can include flushing, headache, dyspepsia, and nasal congestion. Some men also find that long-term use of these drugs results in reduced efficacy over time.
It’s important to note the time delay necessitated by the use of any medications for erections. With some options taking over an hour to kick in, they may not be the ideal choice for spontaneous or one-time use. As with any new medication, make sure you tell your doctor about any underlying health issues you might have and the medications you’re taking. This information can help your doctor decide which drug is best for you.
Pumps like VaxAid are an effective and powerful way to gain and maintain an erection. And while VaxAid can't change the underlying cause of intimate conditions, there's a proven, scientific principle behind how it improves the effects of these conditions to positively enhance sexual health over time. In fact, studies show that pumps are usually quite effective to help men with symptoms of ED, and we’ve designed VaxAid specifically to be easy to use and effective, improving sexual health and ability and helping men to regain confidence.
VaxAid Trainer is our starter pump, and is ideal for anyone with occasional or mild erectile difficulties. VaxAid Deluxe is our premiere pump, and is the perfect solution for those with recurring erectile problems, while our Peyronie’s Pump is designed to accommodate and help straighten the curvature of the penis caused by Peyronie’s disease.
Here are some reasons people love VaxAid:
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